Our Programs


Just The Beginning - A Pipeline Organization (JTB) ® offers free educational pipeline programming for students in middle school, high school, college, and law school with a mission to inspire under-represented, under-served and at-risk students and increase the diversity in the legal profession.  JTB offers educational and inspirational programming and follow up to under-served youth from disadvantaged, underexposed backgrounds and experiences, at no cost to participants as we lay the foundation for their educational and professional excellence. JTB provides a pathway to success for young adults through a learning and mentoring experience, which enables and encourages participants to explore the possibility, through academic achievement, of entering the law as their chosen career. To hear directly from our scholars about how JTB programs have positively influenced them, please visit: http://bit.ly/JTBFAlumni.

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It is partners like you that make our impactful programming possible. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, donations to Just the Beginning - A Pipeline Organization are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  The Summer Legal Institute is our cornerstone program and it is entirely free to students. JTB-APO supplies program materials, all meals during the programs, student travel stipends to the program and transportation for field trips. JTB-APO believes in providing every opportunity possible to all students and eliminating potential barriers that would prevent students from various cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds from attending the Summer Legal Institute Program.

To hear why others have partnered with us, please visit:https://youtu.be/Mfi7AMaC4WQ


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2016 National Conference

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Join us September 15-18, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis (New York, NY) as we celebrate "Equal Justice Under Law--The Legacy of Constance Baker Motley." We will bring together hundreds of high school students, lawyers and judges to enjoy compelling programming directly aimed at increasing diversity in the the legal profession and the judiciary. Check back soon for more details. Registration coming soon!


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We are located in several cities including Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Detroit, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Springfield and Chicago. Our Programs reach all aspects of the pipeline through programs aimed at students from elementary school through law school.



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